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The carpet in my truck has definately seen better days. Isn't getting better on it's own either. I already wised up and got some floor mats, but I was wondering if anyone had tips on cleaning the carpet in your truck.
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Turtle Wax makes some stuff called Power Out. Comes in an aeresol can with a built in scrub brush sprayer, it's an upholstery cleaner, but it does a very good job on carpet as well. I use it in the truck and also for spot cleaning the carpet in my house. It takes out stains very well.
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try OB, we use it on our throw rugs, which take a POUNDING and they come out like brand new!
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I always use Lifter 1
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Rent a small steam cleaner at Kroger's
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start with just a crapload of water, a brush and a shop vac, that would get most of the clumps out and loose stuff, thats all i use on my vinyl floors
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i know at work we do carpet dyeing, we have a guy at work who flooded his new dodge and had it done you cant even tell....looks like new, see if any one around your area does it
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I just use regular Resolve carpet cleaner on mine. Got out some 2 year old stains from the backseat. Now every year or so I take out the seats and give the carpet a good cleaning (and remove the inch of dried mud!)
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You can clean the surface to perfection but if you dont get the dirt from the bottom out, it will never stay clean. Soak it in water and carpet soap, scrub it really good, and then vaccumm it all out. Then take an air hose and blow the carpet with the nozzle directly to it. (make sure you cover the nozzle with a towel or you will have dirt everywhere.) The dirt will lift to the top. Vacumm and repeat until no dirt comes up anymore. Then proceed to your surface cleaning.
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Turtle Wax makes some stuff called Power Out. Comes in an aeresol can with a built in Carpet cleaning brisbane scrub brush sprayer, it's an upholstery cleaner, but it does a very good job on carpet as well. I use it in the truck and also for spot cleaning the Carpet Cleaning Sunshine Coast in my house. It takes out stains very well.
Hello guys I am not sure this is allowed or not but I am posting to this very old thread. I have just brought my first car which is used one. Car carpets are in good shape but bit dirty. I need to clean them. Please suggest the carpet cleaning methods and products you guys used? Waiting for positive response and sorry again :)

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I use a product called Tuff Stuff made by STP.
Wal-Mart carries it.
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You have to get the deep down dirt out of the carpet to really get it clean. I have never found any cleaner that will do that. They all clean the surface fibers and leave the dirt/sand that is down in the fibers.

For really bad carpets, I take them out and pressure wash them. And it takes quite a long time to do it right. First I use a degreaser (simple green works good). Let that just soak in for a half hour or more. Then pressure wash it out. Finally I hang the the carpet over a fence or whatever and pressure wash until the water runs clear.

It will take a couple of days for the carpet to completely dry. And, I have never had a carpet loose it shape doing this. Rent, borrow or use one of those car washes with a wand to wash it. You will be amazed at your results.

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